Two commitments lie at the foundation of the IRC’s work: 1) our unceasing quest to serve the needs of our beneficiaries; and 2) our determination to meet the requirements of our donors as trusted stewards of their resources. In connection with this latter function, the ECU is vested with the responsibility to detect, deter and investigate allegations of misuse of grant resources. This position will play a key role in meeting these challenges by furthering a critical mission of the Ethics and Compliance Unit - to safeguard our resources against fraud and other forms of abuse in challenging and high-risk operating environments. This position will serve these functions through investigating allegations of fraud, collusion and corruption in the use of the grant funds. As the investigations will involve transactions, individuals and entities in the field, the position requires extensive travel, coordination with investigation teams, forensic specialists and external contractors as required.
Undertake investigations of alleged fraud, waste, financial corruption, misconduct, ensuring objectivity, impartiality and fairness throughout investigative processes in accordance with generally recognized international investigative standards and IRC guidelines and ECU policies and procedures;
Prepare and finalize draft investigative reports in English that are clearly and well written with appropriate presentation of facts, analysis and conclusions, and in accordance with ECU standards;
Formulate investigation plans, review and analyze all information to determine its relevance and reliability, conduct interviews of staff and other involved parties, record interviews, obtain and analyze potential documentary and electronic evidence, conduct investigative research, prepare draft investigation reports, and present investigative results in a clear written form;
Prepare reports, status reporting for ongoing cases, and ad hoc briefs pertaining to investigations in coordination with the Sr. Director, Investigations;
Support the preparation of work plans and the prioritization of investigative work in consultation with Compliance Unit management. Work with, monitor and assist the work of contracted specialists as appropriate
: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience
: 5 years
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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